intercellular communication
Artificial Cells Talk to Real Ones
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2017 | 1 min read
Nonliving cells developed in the lab can communicate chemically with living bacteria, according to a study.
How We Age
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2015 | 10+ min read
From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.
Exosome Tentacles
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2014 | 2 min read
Unlike the usual smooth, spherical shape of exosomes, glioblastoma-derived exosomes appear to have long nanofilaments protruding from their surfaces.
Exosome Explosion
Clotilde Théry | Jul 1, 2011 | 10 min read
These small membrane vesicles do much more than clean up a cell’s trash—they also carry signals to distant parts of the body, where they can impact multiple dimensions of cellular life.
Exosome Basics
Clotilde Théry and Clotilde Théry | Jul 1, 2011 | 1 min read
Exosomes are small membrane vesicles secreted by most cell types. Internal vesicles form by the inward budding of cellular compartments known as multivesicular endosomes (MVE).